Stop Violence!

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Stop Violence!

Song Information

Artist: Herbie Hammock & His Band
Composition/Arrangement: Hiroyuki Togo
BPM: 113
Length: 1:53
VJ: Hajime Yashiro (beatmania), ? (beatmania (2006))
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania 3rdMIX
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes


  • Stop Violence!'s charts were moved up to the HARD difficulty in beatmania 3rdMIX.
  • Stop Violence! is known for its bad timing windows.
  • In beatmania European Edit, Stop Violence!'s genre is JAZZ FUNK.
  • Stop Violence! received new charts in beatmania (2006).

Song Production Information

beatmania maniac-tracks Booklet

In the early '90s (I think?), cool club remixes of jazz pianist Herbie Hancock's material were in fashion; this song was inspired by them.
The song was also brought over to 3rdMIX, pioneering the "jazz" line of songs that later entered beatmania's sound.
Jazz forever!

beatmania 3rdMIX

This jazz track is backed with the peculiar soulful vocal sound of black artists. Once you've enjoyed the wondrous combinations of guitars and horns, you'll probably want to bust out a few adlibs. This song also has quite the adult vibe. You can hold your bourbon in one hand while playing this song with the other...just make sure the kids are drinking ginger ale.

beatmania completeMIX English site

Get the groove and get down and get funky!

beatmania CS / APPEND YebisuMIX Music Column site

Hiroyuki Togo

Somewhere, there was a boy named Jazz-kun.
Jazz-kun admired Miles Davis and John Coltrane. He started playing the trumpet.
Somewhere else, there was a boy named Rock-kun.
Rock-kun idolized Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart.
They formed a band, and there he started singing and playing the guitar.

Jazz-kun was studious. "What is jazz? What is sound...?" He was what we would call a music nerd.
Rock-kun was popular. Beautiful blonde E-cup girls waited on him as he emitted tons of pheromones. He was what we know as visual kei.

Jazz-kun was fed up with Rock-kun's popularity and carefree attitude.
Rock-kun's personality didn't mesh with Jazz-kun's "music theory honors student" demeanor and his effluent scales.

Before long, Jazz-kun retreated within himself and became masturbatory.
"Only those who understand would get it..." he muttered.
Rock-kun rode the bubble! Back then, he even became "Ika King"...

... Ten years passed.

One day, a boy named DJ-kun appeared. DJ-kun was an excitable fellow.
He put together beautiful sounds with each other and started being in the limelight at the club. DJ-kun got with the times!
But DJ-kun couldn't create sounds on his own... that's when he spotted Jazz-kun.
In the span of a day, he became fascinated with the sounds he couldn't create and teamed up with Jazz-kun.

... Rock-kun was the grasshopper.
Paying the bubble's tab, he can only get work now as a "traditional entertainer" around the country...

Jazz-kun's revenge has begun. "♪FUNKY JAZZ GROOVE♪"

Until next time, have a wonderful BEAT PLAY LIFE.
(Hiroyuki Togo, Composer & Sound Director for beatmania on PlayStation)

Video Production Information


Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania difficulty rated from 1 to 9.
beatmania (2006) difficulty rated from 1 to 10. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from KANI KANI CRAB.)

Original Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Normal Hard Another Normal Hard Another
Notecounts 123 123 - 191 191 -
beatmania APPEND YebisuMIX 4 - - 4 - -
beatmania for WonderSwan 3 - - - - -
beatmania European Edit (prototype) 3 - - 3 - -
beatmania European Edit 3 - - 3 - -
beatmania 3rdMIX→completeMIX - 3 - - 3 -
beatmania III→III THE FINAL 3 3 - 3 3 -

beatmania (2006) Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Normal Hard Another Normal Hard Another
Notecounts 105 - - 173 - -
beatmania (2006) 3 - - 3 - -